Antonio Conte planning huge £80m swoop for Monaco forward

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The name Kylian Mbappe has been on every football fan’s lips this season as the 19-year-old Monaco forward has made a huge breakthrough in the French side this season both on national and European level.

The France U21 international has scored an astonishing 22 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions this term, helping his side through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and to the top of the table in Ligue 1.

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Kylian Mbappe.

He’s caught the eye of many big clubs in Europe, and now Chelsea are ready to splash the cash to go and get the young star striker.

Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United are big favourites to sign Mbappe this summer, but according to RMC Sport Antonio Conte is not going to sit and watch the bidding war progress in front of him, but join the race and attempt to land the player.

The source claims that following United’s enquiry for the player, Monaco want at least £80m to let any team progress to advanced negotiations with Mbappe, who has a contract at the French league leaders until 2019.